We get this question once in a while from smokers looking for options. More specifically many smokers ask, “I smoke x brand of cigarettes, which e-liquid is best for me?”. The answer is the same each time; taste is subjective, try one nicotine level and flavor and go from there.
We would like to be able to tell smokers that our tobacco flavored US made e-liquid tastes just like the brand of tobacco cigarettes they have smoked for the past few decades, but that would be unfair. The truth is that vapor and smoke, no matter how much they look and act like each other, are different. Smoke has a distinct smell and taste. It is true that taste between brands can be altered by adding chemicals or changing the manufacturing process, but all cigarettes do have that distinct “smoke” taste. Electronic cigarettes simply can not perfectly imitate that taste since there is no burning and no smoke.
What many smokers turned vapers find is that just like changing a brand of cigarette, vaping is an acquired taste. Many even testify that they now prefer the taste of their electronic cigarette over any brand of tobacco cigarette. And the great thing with e-cigarettes is that the options are almost countless. There is a huge variety of brands, nicotine strengths, and flavors available in both prefilled cartridges and bottles of e-liquid.
So if you are looking for an electronic cigarette liquid that tastes like your old tobacco cigarettes, remember that you have many options. Start with the most logical (tobacco or menthol) and move on from there. There is bound to be a flavor and strength that suits your tastes; and don’t be shocked if your tastes change over time.